Get What you Expect!

Until now, I used to believe that “we get what we deserve” or ” we get as per our efforts” but after my recent readings, I have got more insight on this subject and that seems nearer to my real life experience.

If we analyse our life, we will find that most often, we don’t get exactly what we want or what we deserve, but We mostly get what we Expect.

Napoleon Hill, the author of Think and Grow Rich, once said, “Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.”

In fact, the mind is such a powerful instrument, it can deliver to you literally everything you want. But you first have to believe that what you want is possible. And belief is a choice. It is simply a thought you choose to think over and over until it becomes automatic.  

Scientists used to believe that humans responded to information flowing into the brain from the outside world. But today, they’re learning instead that we respond to what the brain, on the basis of previous experience, expects to happen next.

Why does the brain work this way? Neuropsychologists who study expectancy theory say it’s because we spend our whole lives becoming conditioned. Through a lifetime’s worth of events, our brain actually learns what to expect next-whether it eventually happens that way or not. And because our brain expects something will happen a certain way, we often achieve exactly what we anticipate. 

This is Why it’s so important to hold positive expectations in your mind. When you replace your old negative expectations with more positive ones-when you begin to believe that what you want is possible-your brain will actually take over the job of accomplishing that possibility for you. Better than that, your brain will actually expect to achieve that outcome.


Published by DR. TRILOK SHARMA

I have traveled a long way towards the final destination of life. Many times I took a wrong turn on the road and spend a lot of precious time to come back on main road. Many times, I helped & supported the people who did not deserve my attention, and unknowingly ignored the ones who cared for me. Through this site, I want to put some traffic signs on the route of life to help those who are willing not to make similar mistakes that I did.

3 thoughts on “Get What you Expect!

  1. “Get what you expect” sometimes, other people couldn’t handle the loss especially on too much expectation. But as for myself, it can encourage me to do more to get what I expect. It drives me to work hard and boost my self-esteem that whatever situation I am in and whatever things that I expect, I can get. Other said that “we get what we want”. For me, wanting is different from expecting. Sometimes, we just want something without doing to get it. But expecting something is like seeing an imaginary result of what you have done. So expect high to achieve more!


  2. Very well said! Thank you so much Dr. Sharma for sharing your post. I’ve learn so much from it and help me in dealing that situation.

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    1. Thanks Rosemarie for your compliments.
      I am happy that you took it in that positive way. My effort always is to share knowledge and experience with the peers and learn from them as well.
      so keep in touch.


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